Even Felons Can Make Something of Themselves


An 8 time felon from Detroit just got elected as a state representative. Brian Banks will be representing the east side of Detroit. He was busted eight times for writing bad checks and for credit card fraud between 1998 and 2004. In Michigan, a felon can be elected if their crimes are not “related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office.” Good for you, Brian Banks! Next stop, the White House! How could he of lost with his slogan of “You Can Bank on Banks”?

Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com.

36 comments
thoughtcops
thoughtcops

Lol, he's a felon so he couldn't vote for himself...even his moms couldn't vote for em.

thoughtcops
thoughtcops

Votr for me or I will light you the fuck up!

TSheehan
TSheehan

Every politician is a felon. They have all been robbing us for decades.

c_ocobean
c_ocobean

"don't make me uncross my arms, or I will choke you"

c_ocobean
c_ocobean

this is just a convicted felon. He's joining a group of elite felons who have yet to be caught.

bmqq316
bmqq316

The citizens of Detroit wanted a candidate they could relate to. 

Roy Bigunz
Roy Bigunz

You would be hard pressed to find a non-felon in that city. Burn it.

SpeedKills
SpeedKills

Does anyone think that after this election we're gonna start seeing some Republicans start running their campaigns in black face.

SpeedKills
SpeedKills

I'd of thought that after getting caught the 2nd or 3rd crime you would have tried a new scheme. He final got to his backup plan though, Run for Office.

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

It just proves if your black in a city of Obama phone owners you WILL get elected no matter what you did (or currently do)

We need to cut our losses and give that city to Canada and let them deal with it.

 

 

Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy Stardust

Who's his advisor ? Marion Barry?.  Holy shit !! Yet more proof that many people shouldn't be allowed to vote, or run. 

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

To be fair no one in Detroit that is old enough to run for office isn't a felon. Their voter information mailers include mugshots and a rap sheet.

The Condor
The Condor

Just look at congresses criminal rap sheet. This guy is going places!

Beer
Beer

He goes by the name doughnut in michigan

DeathProof
DeathProof

You can't even get a job at WalMart or McDonald with 8 felonies! Way to beat the system!

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

Well, I'm with you folks. I'm a forgive-and-forgettin' Christian, and I say, if their rambunctiousness, and misdemeanoring, is behind them...

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

It's nice to see John Starks doing well for himself again

Vickroy
Vickroy

Detroit has a liberal 9 strikes policy.

FLpro
FLpro

So THAT'S where Martin Lawrence went to...?

Gunner
Gunner

He can get elected, but he can't vote!

My Kaka
My Kaka

"how could he of lost"

 

i really dont know why this irks me so much.

Animal House Rules
Animal House Rules

He's Black and it was Detroit......is there any more racist group than blacks when it comes to voting? DC Mayor marion Barry? Obama carrying 95% of the black vote? Really we should just not allow them to vote...it's clear they aren't voting on issues...

Linuxdood
Linuxdood

three strikes you're an elected official.   

FLpro
FLpro

I always knew the government was made up of crooks

AnthonyLoman
AnthonyLoman

Only 8 convictions makes him the most law abiding citizen in East Detroit.

Cletus from Brooklyn
Cletus from Brooklyn

This Country is going down a great path when Jamal in the fucking looney bin gets reelected to congress...

Gunner
Gunner

@Pool Keepers Son hey pappy, ain't you gonna press the flesh, and do a little politic'n?

OllieInChicago
OllieInChicago

 @TBVickroy Even with 9 strikes, they couldn't touch Matt Cain or the rest of the Giants pitching staff.  

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

@Gunner I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're MASS communicating!